Current Sponsors

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is grateful for the generosity of the following individuals and businesses:

Artistic Director: Nina Gordon
Executive Director: Lisa Nelson


Richard & MaryAnne Kelmer
David Mosier
Barbara Sealock
Charles Schlenker & Sarah Curtis

Whole Note Club ($500 & above)

  • ACMP Foundation - for the ACMP Chamber Music Scholarships

  • Ralph Arditi

  • Bloomington-Normal Youth Symphony - student scholarship

  • Illinois Arts Council (IAC) Agency

  • IAC Summer Youth Employment

  • Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

  • The Larry Schrader & Elfriede Massier Fund Grant in memory of Dr. Gerlof Homan and in honor of Dr. John Stutzman

  • Pratt Music Foundation - three full student scholarships\

  • Indrant Sanyal & Nita Thacker

  • Dr. John & Erma Stutzman

  • Robert Sussman

  • Town of Normal, Harmon Arts Grant

  • Marilyn Townley

Half Note Club ($100 - $499)

  • Anonymous

  • Austin's Violin Shop

  • John & Sue Burrill

  • Deanne Bryant

  • Valerie Chapman

  • Carol & Gerry Chrisman

  • Helen & Loralyn Cozy

  • Daniel Deneen & Paula Crowley Deneen

  • Maxine Drexler

  • Eff & Anita Embree

  • Wm. Spencer & Barbara Gillespie

  • Helen Goldrick

  • David Horine

  • Philip Houser

  • Kenneth Stein Violins

  • D. Paul Miller

  • David Mosier

  • The Music Shoppe

  • Ronald Palmer

  • Julie Prandi & James Reid

  • Charles Ridenour

  • Marcia Ann Rossi

  • Peggy Schickedanz

  • Sarah Curtis & Charles Schlenker

  • Masako Takayasu

  • Bruce Unterman

  • John & Tania Wilken

  • William Harris Lee & Co.

Quarter Note Club ($1 - $99)

  • Anonymous

  • Annika Myer

  • Mark Seltz

  • Yelena & Duane Wiggim

In-Kind Donors

IWU School of Music
Barnes and Noble in Bloomington, IL
Casey's Garden Shop
Friar Tuck Wines, Spirits, Beverages
Noodles & Co.

 Grants and Gifts 2017

The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation from the Laura Sullivan Arts and Culture Endowed Fund -- $4,548.00

Town of Normal, Harmon Arts Grant -- $1,200

The Amateur Chamber Music Players - The Chamber Music Network -- $1,700 for two student scholarships.  Scholarship recipients must be high school students who enroll in the entire festival and would not be able to attend without financial support.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Illinois Arts Council Agency has provided $3,660 for program support and high school internships.

Thanks to all our camp counselors, volunteers, supporters, and all organizations who provide scholarships for our students!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Illinois Chamber Music Festival, please contact us at


Illinois Chamber Music Festival at IWU
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3547